Post your list of NFC Reader sightings here

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  1. dontwalkhand, Oct 11, 2014
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    dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    Post your list of places that take NFC here because the list on Apple's website is .... Incomplete and only lists merchants that paid Apple for the "increased advertising" of their business.

    Let's see on a day to day basis, most places I go to, I will be able to shop with my iPhone 6.

    Places that I've tested my PayPass card: you will be able to use ApplePay at these places because they take PayPass

    Gas up
    Chevron
    Circle K
    Shell Gas Stations
    Mobil (if you have these in your area)
    Texaco

    Convenience store and drug
    Walgreens
    CVS

    Groceries
    Basha's (Arizona only chain)
    Whole Foods
    fry's/Kroger

    other stuff
    mcDs
    Carl's Jr.
    Panera
    Jamba Juice (AZ??)
    Big O Tires (car repair)
    The Home Depot
    Sports Authority
    Staples
    Petco
    Target
    Some Walmarts that have new terminals and shows four green circles on the screen.
    Verizon store
    T-mobile store
    AT&T store
    Vending machines that take credit cards

    These are only some of the places I can think of. But it looks like I will literally be able to pay with Apple Pay at *most* places that I shop. Honestly I don't think it'll be a problem for most people to find a place that'll take it.

    The problem is that most of these stores I go to, don't even advertise they take it. The Verifone terminal at Bashas for example don't mention NFC at all, not even the contactless logo. It just shows four green circles on the screen along with the "slide card" message. I tapped my PayPass card anyway and it worked.

    Another trick I recommend to people is they get the "MasterCard Nearby" app, this app will show people where they can pay with Apple Pay, because it shows all of the merchants that take PayPass.

    Just because Walmart isn't on the list doesn't mean your ApplePay adventure is over. There's plenty of places that'll take it, you just have to have an eye for it. Places don't even admit to taking it.

    If anyone has more to add to the list please do. Local places count!
     
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    I used to use Google Wallet on my GSIII all the time. I can't wait for Apple Pay !!
     
  4. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    I forgot to add all of the cabs in our area are NFC enabled. Discount Cab and VIP taxi
     
  5. idyll macrumors 6502

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    Will Apple Pay work at places that have NFC ? I thought the store had to accept Apple Pay specifically - not just NFC
     
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    Just NFC.

    Apple transmits a token that looks like a VISA number.
    NFC terminal receives it, passes it to VISA to be authorized.
    VISA see's that it has a match in their Token Service, matches it to you.
    Sends approval to the store.
     
  7. moneyman76542 macrumors newbie

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    HEB in Texas

    HEB in Texas has NFC Paypass too.. It's like a much better version of walmart and safeway
     
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    Burger King has NFC things at the drive thru now
     
  9. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    My BK still doesn't. I hope they do soon.
     
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    I meant to pay with ApplePay
     
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    I've seen them around, can't really remember where though. I think there are some around on my campus...
     
  14. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Target is a mobile partner, not an in store one right now.

    It would be great for it to be otherwise, but not right now at the moment.... So please send feedback to them about it.

    And this is one area I'd love to be surprised about and end up being wrong, and I'd love my red card to be in my phone too.
     
  15. normanfox macrumors 6502a

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    we need some pictures of the readers so that people know what to look for. many big shops (Staple, Home Depot) that I went to gave me a weird look when I tried to use my chip card. They acted like swiping is the only standard.

    amazingly only Walmart employees know about card with chip.
     
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    That is because Walmart is the only store right now with it turned on (a long with a small plethora of mom and pop stores). Home Depot is supposed to have them all on by the end of this year, Target beginning of 2015, and god knows about Staples.

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    Such a shame being that Target is such a great Apple partner and user. Their new gift registry kiosks are iPads, they are issuing iPod touches to every employee...aherm...team member, and they are replacing price scanners with iPads. Come on Target just one more peice of the puzzle to activate, considering they have the new readers but right now with only the ability to accept traditional credit cards turned on.

    I'm guessing Target does not want to lose the tracking ability.

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    Thankfully the places that'll take MasterCard will take the other cards and Apple Pay just fine. Just get the app MasterCard Nearby.
     
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    In what city is this? This makes me kind of happy. I work for HEB but here in South Texas and I don't believe we have these yet anywhere down in the Border Region.
     
  19. jayrflow macrumors 6502

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    I'm in Pennsylvania and any WaWa convenience store and gas station I've been into has these NFC readers. I think the gas pumps do too. I'm not sure.
     
  20. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    They are very common in Canada. Started using my NFC enabled card about 2 years age. More and more places have the NFC readers now.
     
  21. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    agreed they are almost everywhere in Canada
     
  22. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    Do your debit cards have NFC? Ours do in the US, but I've noticed other countries still only have the strip + chip.
     
  23. reidconti macrumors newbie

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    Crazy, huh? I tried using my chip+pin card in Home Depot and CVS and it didn't work either place.. I guess they have the terminals but haven't flipped the switch yet?

    Ah well, we'll have NFC everywhere within a year.
     
  24. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I have seen them at Ace Hardware and Hy Vee grocery stores.
     
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    yes debit cards in Canada have NFC
     

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